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PP for Italy’s Giornale della Libreria: Does Social Media Sell?

Ed's Italy Column on Social Media

Publishing Perspectives’s latest column for the Italy’s Giornale della Libreria looks at whether social media really influences readers to buy books.

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Bestsellers, Social Media and Humor as a Path to God

Between Heaven and Mirth

As Chaplain of The Colbert Report and a bestselling author, Rev. James Martin S.J. is one few religious figures to star on the mass media. Here, the bestselling author discusses his career and beliefs.

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Hi, I Reviewed Your Book! A Twitter Guide

David Duhr, our Virgil through the quasi-hell that is the AWP

Is it appropriate to include an author’s twitter handle when tweeting a review of said author’s book? David Duhr investigates and critics weigh in.

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Simon & Schuster Fires Up “Hot Bed” Tumblr for New Adult Fiction

The Hot Bed

Simon & Schuster has launched a new social media community, The Hot Bed, to promote the New Adult genre complete with a chili chart to gauge hotness.

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Ether for Authors: Is There an “Architecture of Collaboration” for Startups?

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This week’s web buzz takes in the troubled relationship between traditional publishers and startups, the death of Small Demons, writer dads, and more.

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Random House Partners with Pinterest Producing Online Bookstore Table

Random House Pinterest

Random House has partnered with Pinterest to help users discover popular content. It pulls up a page that is a lot like browsing a table at a bookstore.

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Ether for Authors: Can Turning Publishing Into a Competition Pay?

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Our weekly round-up of web buzz looks at Italy’s RCS Libri / Rizzoli Lab effort in co-publishing; self-publishing in Germany; author contracts; and more.

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Celebrating University Presses: “The World’s Oldest Media Business”

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University presses may seem like a stodgy lot, but the AAUP will put their innovation on display during its 2nd annual University Press Week this November 10-16.

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In the Digital Publishing Era, Content Trumps Platform

Jens Redmer, Google

The varied views from digital publishers on display at Berlin’s Rewrite the Web event revealed one commonality: content always takes precedent over platform.

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Facebook Marketing Tactics for Book and Media Businesses


Facebook marketing specialists Qwaya offer tips on making the most of marketing and advertising for publishers on the ubiquitous social media platform.

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